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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

In Loving Memory Of John “Jack” Kostelic


John “Jack” Kostelic of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at his residence.

He was born January 10, 1937 in Aurora, Minnesota to the late John and Angeline Kostelic; he moved to Lake Wales from Michigan in 1995. John was a retired Supervisor of a railroad car fabrication company and was of the Catholic faith. He was a classic car enthusiast and car collector. John enjoyed sports and was a fan of the Lions, Patriots and Buccaneers. In his younger years, he also enjoyed boating, motorcycles, and snowmobiles. John was a jokester and a great storyteller. He loved music and his favorite musicians were Elvis, Tom Jones, and Tina Turner.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Angeline Kostelic. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nancy Kostelic; daughter, Debra Jackson True (George “Skip” True, III) of Lake Wales; grandson, Cody William Jackson (Brianna Berwind); step-grandson, George True, IV; great-grandchild, Brooklyn Alicia Jackson; and many nieces and nephews that he was very good to.

A  celebration of life will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2024 at his daughter’s home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor can be sent to Vitas Hospice. 

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